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THE VIEW OF STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TEMPLES FROM DIENG KULON

 

Dieng Kulon Tourism Village is an extraordinarily exotic village of Dieng Plateau. Situated about 2,000 - 2,500 meters above the sea, the village attracts visitors from all around the world with its exceptional fresh air, captivating landscapes, natural environment, and exotic culture.

Also known as Banjarnegara's Tourism Village, Dieng Kulon is where all arts and handicrafts around Wonosobo's shopping centers & galleries are crafted.

The origin of the name Dieng is still debatable. Some claim it comes from two Sanskrit words - Di (a mountain or a high place), and Hyang (heaven); if combined, it translates to 'a mountain where gods and goddesses reside'. Some believe that Dieng comes from an ancient language before Kawi, or from an old Sundanese; Di and Hyang, which means the House of Lords. Other sources say it comes from Javanese words; Adi and Aeng, which means strangely beautiful.

Kulon is a Javanese word for west, because the valley of Dieng Plateau contains two villages on the east and west, Dieng Wetan (east) Village and Dieng Kulon (west) Village.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

This village is located approximately 115 km (3-4 hours) from Yogyakarta and its airport, 105 km (2.5-3.5 hours) from Purwokerto and its train station, about 135 km (4-5 hours) from Semarang.

To reach Dieng Kulon Village, you need to make your way to Dieng Town, which is accessible from the bigger city of Wonosobo. There is no public transportation that goes straight to the town, so you need to use your own, preferably by renting a 7-seater car from Semarang and Yogyakarta, straight to Dieng. The cost of renting a car ranges from 250,000 (no driver) to 600,000 (with driver) per 12 hours. If you choose to go without a driver, the location of this village is also marked on online GPSes with a name "Desa Wisata Dieng Kulon.

Once you reach Dieng Town’s main road, specifically at the signboard that says, “Welcome to Dieng”, go straight into town and take the first left, go past the Arjuna Temple Complex to reach Dieng Kulon Village. It’s about 750 m, a 9-minute walk from the signboard to the village.

The best way to get around the village itself is by walking, using a mountain bike, or a motorcycle. It's better to use a motorcycle or a private car when you want to get a little further, like for instance going to the Arjuna Temple complex, Kailasa Museum, Sikidang Crater, Warna Lake, Ratapan Angin Rock Formation, or Sikunir Hill.

 

WHERE TO STAY

Around the village, there are a lot of homestays that befits all kinds of travelers. Some are located on mountain foots, overlooking the breathtaking beauty of Dieng, some come with modest prices, and others accommodate luxurious lifestyle. One of the homestays was actually a contender for the 2017 ASEAN’s best homestays. The prices of the homestays vary from about IDR 150.000 to IDR 1.000.000 per room.

Contact us:
Dieng Kulon Tourism Village
Batur District, Banjarnegara Regency
Central Java, Indonesia, 53456
Phone : +62 852-2720-6009 (Alif)

 

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